BARNSLEY   

 

 

(''The Tykes'')

Year formed1887
Turned professional 1888 
Limited company 1899 
Previous namesBarnsley St Peters: 1887 - 1897

Barnsley: 1897 - .

GroundOakwell Ground, Grove Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S71 1ET

(for pictures of the ground click here)

Club's ground since1887
Pitch measurements110 x 73 yards (101 x 67 metres)
Ground capacity23,287 (all seated)
Record attendance at present ground40,255 v Stoke City, FA Cup 5th round, 15th February 1936 (won 2-1)
Lowest attendance at present ground500 v Woolwich Arsenal, Division Two, 23 April 1900 (won 3-2)
First League game at present ground

10 September 1898 v Luton Town, Division Two (won 2-1)

League career

Sheffield League: 1892 - 1893

Sheffield League Division Two: 1893 - 1894

Midland League: 1895 - 1898

Yorkshire League: 1897 - 1898

Division Two: 1898 - 1932

Division Three (North): 1932 - 1934

Division Two: 1934 - 1938

Division Three (North): 1938 - 1939

Division Two: 1946 - 1953

Division Three (North): 1953 - 1955

Division Two: 1955 - 1959

Division Three: 1959 - 1965

Division Four: 1965 - 1968

Division Three: 1968 - 1972

Division Four: 1972 - 1979

Division Three: 1979 - 1981

Division Two/One: 1981 - 1997

Premiership: 1997 - 1998

Division One: 1998 - 2002

Division Two/League One: 2002 - 2006

Championship: 2006 - 2014

League One: 2014 - 2016

Championship: 2016 - 2018

League One: 2018 - .

First Football League game 1st September 1898 v Lincoln City, Division Two, lost 0-1 
  
Honours 
EuropeanNone
Domestic - LeagueDivision One champions: 1995-96

Division Three runners-up: 1980-81

Division Three (North) champions: 1933-34, 1938-39, 1954-55

Division Three (North) runners-up: 1953-54

Division Four runners-up: 1967-68

Midland League runners-up: 1897-98

Sheffield League Division Two runners-up: 1893-94

Domestic - CupFA Cup winners: 1911-12.

FA Cup runners-up: 1909-10

Johnstone's Paint Trophy winners: 2015-16

Dubonnet Cup runners-up: 1909-10

Best League position19th, Premiership, 1997-98
Lowest League position16th, Division Four, 1965-66, 1966-67
Furthest in FA Cupsee above
Furthest in League CupQuarter final, 1981-82
  
Most League points  
2 for a win67, Division Three (North), 1938-39
3 for a win82, Division One, 1999-2000
Fewest League points 
2 for a win18, Division Two, 1952-53
3 for a win35, Premiership, 1997-98
Most League goals scored118, Division Three (North), 1933-34
Most League goals conceded108, Division Two, 1952-53
Fewest League goals scored32, Division Three, 1971-72
Fewest League goals conceded34, Division Three (North), 1938-39
Most wins in a League season30, Division Three (North), 1938-39, 1954-55
Fewest wins in a League season5, Division Two, 1952-53
Most draws in a League season19, League One, 2004-05
Fewest draws in a League season3, Division Two, 1914-15
Most losses in a League season29, Division Two, 1952-53
Fewest losses in a League season5, Division Three (North), 1938-39
Record League win9-0 v Loughborough Town, Division Two, 28th January 1899

9-0 v Accrington Stanley, Division Three (North), 3rd February 1934

Record Cup win 6-0 v Blackpool, FA Cup 1st round replay, 20th January 1910

6-0 v Peterborough United, League Cup 1st round 2nd leg, 15th September 1981

Record defeat0-9 v Notts County, Division Two, 19th November 1927
  
Highest Number of League goals scored 
in a season33, Cecil McCormack, Division Two, 1950-51
in total123, Ernest Hine, 1921-26 and 1934-38
  
Most League goals in one match5, Frank Eaton v South Shields, Division Three (North), 9th April 1927

5, Peter Cunningham v Darlington, Division Three (North), 4th February 1933

5, Beau Asquith v Darlington, Division Three (North), 12th November 1938

5, Cecil McCormack v Luton Town, Division Two, 9th September 1950

Most League appearances 514, Barry Murphy, 1962-78
Most capped player35, Gerry Taggart, Northern Ireland, 1990-95
Youngest League player Reuben Noble-Lazarus, 15 years 45 days v Ipswich Town, 30th September 2008
Highest Transfer Fee Received£4,500,000 for Ashley Ward to Blackburn Rovers, December 1998
Highest Transfer Fee Paid£1,500,000 for Georgi Hristov from Partizan Belgrade, July 1997

£1,500,000 for Mike Sheron from Queen's Park Rangers, January 1999